Guest Clergy – Please welcome the Rev. Peg Buelow as our Supply Clergy this weekend.

Storm Preparedness – Please be careful as Hurricane Dorian approaches Hampton Roads. Your safety is paramount and if you need assistance, either before or after the storm, please contact the office.

CAPS Fundraiser – CAPS is having their annual BBQ fundraiser on Sep. 22, 12:00– 3:00 pm at Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church on Godwin Blvd. The price is $12 per plate. Last year, we purchased a block of tickets and had BBQ following service. If you are interested in doing this again this year, please contact the Rector. Tickets can be purchased at See flyer on Narthex bulletin board.

Bishop Walkabout Sessions – The two primary walkabout sessions for members are: September 7 at Chanco on the James at 1:00 pm or live-streamed (or in person) at Bruton Parish, Williamsburg on September 6 at 7:00 pm (note the change in venue).
September 8, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18)

First Lesson:  Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Second Lesson:  Philemon 1-21
Gospel:  Luke 14:25-33

Lay Participants for September 8, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Kathy
Lector:  Steven
Prayers:  Kathy
Ushers:  Gary & Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from September 1:
Diocesan Bishop Election – 1) The election is scheduled for Sep. 21 at Dinwiddie High School. 2) Candidates and their information are available on the Diocesan website 3) There will be a walkabout and Question & Answer session for our Convocation on Sep. 7 at Chanco.

Diocesan Bishop Search Prayer – Almighty and most gracious God, source of all wisdom and guidance, send your Holy Spirit to guide us as we seek and discern a shepherd for the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Inspire us with hope, hearts to love you and a desire to serve one another. Grant us grace to entrust you with the future of your Church and all things. We ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Formation Classes – Our formation class will be on hold this coming Sunday in the Rector’s absence.

Soles-for-Souls – Edward Jones is sponsoring a shoe collection drive.  The program sends gently used shoes to people in need overseas. Please bring your used shoes to church to help this worthy cause. For more information see their website:

Sunday’s Psalm – This Sunday we sing the portion of the Psalter together using a metrical version of the Psalter from A New Metrical Psalter by Christopher Webber as we sing Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 together.

Questions about the Episcopal Church and its Leadership – Over the coming weeks we will have a question about our Church and Leadership as part of our announcements and e-News. All are invited to think about and answer the week’s question. Answers will be provided the following week.
            Last week’s question and answer: Question What do the following terms mean: catechumen, ordinary, versicle? Answer. Catechumen – A person (usually an adult or older youth) preparing for Holy Baptism through a process of formation and special rites leading up to baptism, often at the Easter Vigil. Ordinary – Those parts of the eucharistic liturgy which do not change from week to week. Versicles – Brief lines of scripture (often from the psalms) sung or said responsively in certain rites, including daily prayer.
            This week’s question: What is the rule for finding the date of Easter Day? Look for the answer next week.

Hospitality hour Sign-up – The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board; please sign-up for an upcoming Sunday. If you would like to help but cannot provide all the items for coffee hour/lemonade on the lawn any assistance, even a single item, will be graciously accepted.

Upcoming Parish Events – Tuesdays: Boy Scouts (7:00 – 8:30 pm); Sep. 5 – Knitting Group; Sep. 6 & 7 – Bishop Search Walkabouts; Sep. 8 – Supply Clergy.

Thought for the weekGratitude: It is gratitude, thankfulness to God, which draws us to worship, and which enables us to make vows which deepen the intimacy of our relationship with God and with each other.

– Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tues.                 * Boy Scouts meet
Thu. Sep. 5th    * Knitting group – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Fri. Sep. 6th      * Bishop Election Q & A session and live stream –
                             7:00 – 9:00 pm (Bruton Parish, Williamsburg)
Sat. Sep. 7th      * Bishop Election Q & A session – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Chanco)
Sun. Sep. 8th     * Supply Clergy
Sat. Sep. 14th    * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Sep. 16th  * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group meeting –
                             10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
                            * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Thu. Sep. 19th   * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 2:00 (Parish Hall)
Sat. Sep. 21st     * Special Council – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
                              (Dinwiddie High School)
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Jay our bishop pro tempore; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Marvin & Alice, Leone, Virginia, Jimmye, Richard, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Ann, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, David, Bob, Lawrence, Kim and family, Beth and Adele and family, Katherine, and Joey.

Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Alexander, Leon, Alan Vaughan, Sheldon & Elizabeth, Brandon, and Bryan.

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Juanita
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Churchill & Sally Pinder
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan. The Most Rev. Ezekiel Kumir Kondo – The Archbishop of the Province of Sudan & Bishop of Khartoum.

Flower Dedication: Flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Bob by Bette and family.

Birthdays in September
Bette 03                     Carroll 11
George 12                 Roger 14
Allen 17

Anniversaries in September
Charles & Lynn 01

If you are in need of Pastoral Care

Please call Father Ferguson
Home:  757-484-8409

Minister of Music: Roger Peyton

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